Travel Diaries - The Dominican

Currently laid in bed with the fan on in an attempt to cool down just a tiny bit! I have scrolled through the countless tweets about it being too hot which has taken me back to laying on a sunbed with the boiling hot weather, and then I realised I have yet to write down about my trip to the Dominican. I had such an amazing time and it was a great experience to explore a small amount of a new country. I took over 2000 photos while I was away (I know it is a tad excessive) But hey, Here are some of my favourites!

The Hotel we stayed in was the Grand Bahia Principe, Within this there are four resorts, ours was part of the Don Pablo collection which is adults only and more luxuries such as nicer sunbeds, access to all resorts and multiple a la carte restaurants. 

The whole complex was absolutely stunning, There was a constant stream of staff making sure that it was the best place to spend two weeks of total relaxation. Every day there were gardeners making sure that it looked neat which really made it feel like some kind of paradise.

This is the view from one of the snack bars, amazing to eat while looking out to the ocean. 

This is what out lobby looked like, this is the same design that could be seen throughout the resort, grand open spaces with plenty of seating areas and a bar, this is also where some of the evening entertainment was held.

The beach was pristine, there were people keeping all of the seaweed from being washed up, this meant that all you could see was the blue water and the white sand.

Walk ways like this were used all around the beach areas so make it easier to get from A to B, it also meant that you didn't have to walk across the sand that felt like lava.

This pool was right outside of our room, it was split into three sections and played relaxing music, this was great if you didn't want to go to the activities pool. It also had a sushi bar so really it was my favorite place.

Drink out of a coconut anyone?

An evening of fine dining at one of the a la carte restaurants, basically just really small servings of fancy food!

This pool was the entertainment pool, about a 2 minute walk away from the beach and a 5 minute ride of a 'bus' from our room. The hotel has transport, essentially big golf carts that would run all around the resorts so you could get around with ease. as it was a huge resort it was much easier than walking. Obviously we didn't get them everywhere but some places are about 10-20 minute walk from our room so it was great to sit down and take in the views.

Many cocktails were consumed by this pool.

The hotel went all out for the 4th of july and had celebrations on all day. They also did this for canada day where all the staff wore themed colours or the flag which was a great experience to be part of.

More cocktails. A personal favorite was a mango mojito and a strawberry daiquiri. But of course Pina coladas and Coco Loco's were drank constantly throughout the day. 

Our room is the top one.
This was our view of the pool from our room.

I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since we came back, it was truly the most wonderful trip abroad and I feel so relaxed after two weeks of chilling by the pool, beach or on boat trips. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is going to the Dominican Republic and I can't wait to go back there. I will be posting a few posts this week about the trips we went on, the food and my outfits that I wore so keep an eye out!

As always, Love olivia x